Higher Forecast for Juniper Networks

S&P revises earnings estimates for Children's Place and others

Company: Compuware (CPWR )

Year ending: Mar-2004

Prior estimate: .18

New estimate: .08

Rationale: Continuing disappointing execution

Company: Electro Scientific (ESIO )

Year ending: May-2004

Prior estimate: -.25

New estimate: -.40

Rationale: Revenues below expectations

Company: Juniper Networks (JNPR )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .11

New estimate: .14

Rationale: Wider gross margin; lower interest expense

Oct. 9

Company: Children's Place (PLCE )

Year ending: Jan-2004

Prior estimate: .47

New estimate: .55

Rationale: Improved sales

Company: Dillard's (DDS )

Year ending: Jan-2004

Prior estimate: -.17

New estimate: -.04

Rationale: Same-store sales gain

Company: Symbol Technologies (SBL )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .28

New estimate: .23

Rationale: Company guidance; continued market weakness

Company: Tidewater (TDW )

Year ending: Mar-2004

Prior estimate: 1.67

New estimate: 1.21

Rationale: Company guidance

Company: Winn-Dixie (WIN )

Year ending: Jun-2004

Prior estimate: .95

New estimate: .73

Rationale: See greater margin pressure

Oct. 8

Company: Boise Cascade (BCC )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .04

New estimate: .15

Rationale: Improved lumber prices

Company: CSG Systems (CSGS )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .90

New estimate: .78

Rationale: Unfavorable arbitration ruling

Company: Ionics Inc (ION )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .15

New estimate: .10

Rationale: See soft revenue growth, higher costs

Oct. 7

Company: Atwood Oceanic (ATW )

Year ending: Sep-2003

Prior estimate: -.30

New estimate: -.45

Rationale: New contract terms for certain rigs

Company: KEMET Corp (KEM )

Year ending: Mar-2004

Prior estimate: -.10

New estimate: -.17

Rationale: Lower second quarter revenues on weak capacitor ASPs

Company: Quantum Corp (DSS )

Year ending: Mar-2004

Prior estimate: -.04

New estimate: -.06

Rationale: Ongoing tape media product wekaness

Company: Smurfit-Stone (SSCC )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: -.18

New estimate: -.22

Rationale: Uneven containerboard demand, pricing

Oct. 6

Company: ATMI Inc (ATMI )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .07

New estimate: -.15

Rationale: Company warning

Company: Duane Reade (DRD )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: .82

New estimate: .58

Rationale: Slower recovery in Metro New York economy

Company: IMC Global (IGL )

Year ending: Dec-2003

Prior estimate: -.35

New estimate: -.60

Rationale: Higher interest expense, lower margins

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